Austin Harig

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Candidates for the Buffalo School Board's Park District seat will begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. This will be the second time in a year and a half interviews have been needed to fill the seat.

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A familiar face is planning to throw his hat into the ring for the Park District seat on the Buffalo School Board now vacant because of a New York State Education Department decision.

Harig cleared of charges, now considers suing city

Feb 13, 2017
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Former Buffalo School Board candidate Austin Harig is considering a possible lawsuit against the city. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Harig is claiming he falsely arrested last August. 

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The 18-year-old Buffalo teen who tried to unseat City School Board member Carl Paladino returned to Buffalo City Court Tuesday, but the case against Austin Harig was adjourned once again.

Teen who ran for Buffalo school board arrested

Jun 9, 2016
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The Hutch Tech high school teen who attempted to unseat Carl Paladino on the city school board last month has been arrested.

Teen threatens to sue Paladino

May 6, 2016
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Earlier this week Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino emerged the winner over his 18-year-old opponent Austin Harig. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the teen is considering suing Paladino for an election night remark. 

Buffalo School Board majority defeated

May 4, 2016
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The Buffalo School Board majority has been knocked out by voters in Tuesday night’s election, with brand new members ready to take on education.

Election 2016: Buffalo School Board

Apr 29, 2016
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The Buffalo School Board elections will be held Tuesday, May 3. Six board seats will be decided by eligible city voters.

Teen challenges Paladino for school board seat

Apr 21, 2016
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Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino tried to knock his opponent out of the May 3 school board election. 18-year-old Hutch Tech student Austin Harig of South Buffalo defended his nominating petitions Thursday morning at an Erie County Board of Election.